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Bistrița River (Someș)

The Bistrița (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈbistrit͡sa] (About this soundlisten); Hungarian: Beszterce) is a river in the Romanian region of Transylvania, county Bistrița-Năsăud. It is sometimes referred to as Bistrița Ardeleană River

Bistrița River
Bistrița Ardeleană River
Bistricioara River
Beszterce
Bistrita River in Colibita, Romania - 20030824.jpg
Bistrița River at Colibița
Location
CountryRomania
CountiesBistrița-Năsăud County
TownsBistrița
Physical characteristics
MouthȘieu
 - locationSărățel
 - coordinates47°3′31″N 24°25′45″E / 47.05861°N 24.42917°E / 47.05861; 24.42917Coordinates: 47°3′31″N 24°25′45″E / 47.05861°N 24.42917°E / 47.05861; 24.42917
Length118 km (73 mi)
Basin size612 km2 (236 sq mi)
Discharge 
 - locationBistrița
 - average7.22 m3/s (255 cu ft/s)
Discharge 
 - locationMouth
 - average7.28 m3/s (257 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 - rightBârgău
ProgressionȘieuSomeșul MareSomeșTiszaDanubeBlack Sea

Near the city of Bistrița it flows into the Șieu, a tributary of the Someșul Mare River.

The upper reach of the river, upstream of the junction with the Bârgău River in the village of Prundu Bârgăului is also known, locally, as Bistricioara River.[1]

Contents

Towns and villagesEdit

The following towns and villages are situated along the river Bistrița, from source to mouth: Colibița, Bistrița Bârgăului, Prundu Bârgăului, Josenii Bârgăului, Livezile, Bistrița

TributariesEdit

The following rivers are tributaries to the river Bistrița:

Left: Titimiul de Sus, Titimiul de Jos, Borcut, Pănulețu, Repedea, Stega, Șoimu de Sus (or Sterla Turenilor), Șoimu de Jos, Pietroasa, Poiana, Cușma, Fânațele, Ghinda (or Valea Ghinzii), Lempeș

Right: Colbul, Izvorul Lung, Bârgău, Valea Muntelui, Muncelu, Iad, Slătinița, Valea Rusului, Tărpiu (or Valea Căstăilor)

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Administrația Națională Apelor Române – Cadastrul Apelor – București
  • Institutul de Meteorologie și Hidrologie – Rîurile României – București 1971
  • Trasee turistice – Județul Bistrița [1]